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Jan 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
came after the election by the obama/geithner treasury officials, the exact same words, this clinging to this greenspanian notion that reputational risk is all we need, we don't need fraud protection. and i remember thinking to myself where have these guys been for the past couple years? how could they not know that these banks will put profit over everything, in particular their reputations? and then i realized where they had been: merrill lynch. bear steps. -- bear stearns. bank of america. goldman sachs. goldman sachs. everywhere i looked, it was someone from goldman sachs. and i realized they had brought that wall street ideology to government and that one of the reasons why we saw this incredibly deferential bailout on such generous terms to the very institutions that had brought down our economy. and i realized that my focus was going to have to be on more than just law enforcement, but that i was going to have to be an advocate for the taxpayer to try to protect this program not just from the banks, but from the treasury officials who seemed to be indifferent to the advantages
Jan 5, 2013 11:00am PST
a commercial spaceship. >>> the top spot of the treasury department could become vacant just as congress gets ready for the debt ceiling debate. what does president obama have up his sleeve? that's next. this is msnbc. [ female announcer ] how do you define your moment? the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery, the mid-sweetening realization that you have the house all to yourself. well, almost. the sweet reward,making a delie that's also a smart choice. splenda no-calorie sweetener. with the original sugar-like taste you love and trust. splenda makes the moment yours. >>> president obama out for a little refreshment with malia and sasha there on the family vacation in hawaii. first family wrapping up their holiday vacation later today. >>> when president obama returns to washington he'll have two big cabinet posts to fill. the current favorite for secretary of defense is taking heat on a range of issues, actually. we want to bring back jonathan allen and washington post, ed o'keefe. why do you think that president obama holds him in such
Jan 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
for the next treasury secretary appointed? guest: i don't have names. jackal is a possibility that has been talked about by president obama, a very knowledgeable individual. if that is the president's call, it is an important appointment, so we will look at his choice carefully. i hope it is somebody who can help work through the kind of agreement we need to address the debt ceiling. host: if he is nominated, can you see any hurdles for him being nominated by the senate? guest: i don't want to pre-judge. but he is someone thoughtful and knowledgeable and should be confirmed. host: hearings could take place within the next few weeks for your colleague john kerry to take over as secretary of state. will he face hurdles in the senate? guest: again, i think that i don't want to pre-judged the process, but i believe he will be approved. it's likely i will support him, but i would like to talk to him first. host: from clayton, north carolina, on the phone with skip. caller: there are few things. first, i don't have any faith in the government at all. i am 53 years old. for 53 years now i have bee
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